simvastatin

noun
sim·​va·​stat·​in | \ˈsim-və-ˌsta-tᵊn, ˌsim-və-ˈsta-\

Definition of simvastatin 

: a semisynthetic drug C25H38O5 that decreases the level of cholesterol in the bloodstream and is derived from a compound produced by a mold (Aspergillus terreus)

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The day before Hoffart testified in favor of Texas' new anti-clawback law, a patient was charged a $42.60 copay for a generic version of simvastatin, a statin drug. Sydney Lupkin, latimes.com, "Patients overpay for prescriptions 23% of the time, USC analysis shows," 14 Mar. 2018 The day before Hoffart testified in favor of Texas’s new anti-clawback law, a patient was charged a $42.60 copay for a generic version of simvastatin, a statin drug. Sydney Lupkin, Washington Post, "Paying Cash For Prescriptions Could Save You Money 23% Of Time, Analysis Shows," 13 Mar. 2018 Of the 56 million Americans who are considered candidates for drugs with names like simvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin and atorvastatin, just about half that number take them. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "Fake news about statins is discouraging the use of these life-saving drugs, expert warns," 24 July 2017 Could fluoxetine (Prozac) or simvastatin (Zocor) have different uses? Tim Calkins, Fortune, "How Expanding Generic Drugs Can Add to America’s Health Care Woes," 6 July 2017

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First Known Use of simvastatin

1987, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for simvastatin

sim- (probably alteration of synthetic) + lovastatin

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simvastatin

noun
sim·​va·​stat·​in | \ˈsim-və-ˌstat-ᵊn, ˌsim-və-ˈstat- \

Medical Definition of simvastatin 

: a statin drug C25H38O5 that inhibits the synthesis of cholesterol, is used orally to lower high levels of cholesterol in the blood, and is derived from a compound produced by a mold of the genus Aspergillus (A. terreus)

Note: Simvastatin is marketed under the trademarks Vytorin and Zocor.

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